TheStreet: Trump Signs Order Loosening Restrictions on Church Political Activity


Washington, D.C. watchdog group the Campaign Legal Center warned that Trump's order could open elections to taxpayer-subsidized dark money.

"Rolling back enforcement of limitations on partisan activity by religious institutions could offer wealthy donors a way to not only influence elections anonymously, but also get a charitable tax deduction for doing so," said Brendan Fischer, federal and FEC reform program director at the Campaign Legal Center. "Religious leaders are already allowed to discuss political matters; they are just not able to use tax-deductible resources to engage in partisan electoral activity."

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